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Director’s College: It Really Happened in Connecticut

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Wednesday, November 8 7:00 PM Main Library Witchcraft trials, a serial murderer who inspired a popular movie, and a bizarre vagabond who has fascinated people for 150 years are three amazing yet true stories from the state’s past that independent historian Diana Ross McCain will recount in her talk. McCain draws the tales from her […]

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Director’s College: Farmington Servant Culture in the Early 20th Century

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Wednesday, September 6 7:00 PM Main Library Join us for an illustrated lecture about the structure and manners of domestic service in wealthy private homes in early 20th-century Farmington. The focus will be 1910 at Hill-Stead and Oldgate, where presenter David Hopkinsons’ grandparents served as personal maid and butler. David Hopkinson, PhD, lives in Williamsburg Virginia, where […]

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Maker Space Blog: Farmington Retold Podcast

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A few months ago, I tried creating a unique blog post using the Maker Space’s iMac and Blue’s Yeti USB Microphone to experiment with creating and editing audio and vocal narration. Using a combination of our Maker Space equipment and audio editing software, patrons have the potential to create their own podcasts right here in […]

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Director’s College – Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps in the Adirondacks: Their History & Lore

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Wednesday, February 22 7:00 PM Main Library The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It targeted young men and veterans in relief families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression, providing unskilled manual labor related to […]

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Lewis Walpole Library Lecture: James Gillray’s Hogarthian Progress

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:00 PM Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the Lewis Walpole Library and co-curator of the current exhibition will talk about “James Gillray’s Hogarthian Progress.” Sequential narration in satiric prints is most famously associated with the “modern moral subjects” of William Hogarth […]

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An Evening with Abigail Adams

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library The time is 1801. John Adams has just lost the election for a second term in office. He and Abigail have returned home to their farm in Quincy, Massachusetts. Friends and neighbors have come to pay their respects and to hear a little about her early life and her […]

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The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women as you hear how they dealt with menstruation, sex and birth control, childbirth, sickness, and medicine. “The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife” is not about quilting bees and spinning wheels – it’s an interactive presentation […]

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Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Presents ‘Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women’

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Join us for an interactive multi-media program and learn about some of our state’s most remarkable women! Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn and Marian Anderson and lesser known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and Hannah Watson. This presentation […]

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Farmington Room Grand Opening

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On Tuesday, May 12, the Farmington Main Library will hold a grand opening celebration of the Farmington Room, the library’s local history and genealogy collection, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. This event is free and open to the public. The Farmington Room collection includes histories of […]

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